Wales have been dealt a major blow ahead of the World Cup semi-final after news tLiam Williams is not only out of their semi-final against South Africa but the whole tournament.
He has won 62 caps for Wales and three for the Lions, and has been first choice in the 15 shirt in Japan apart from the much-changed side that played Uruguay.
According to reports, the Saracens and British & Irish Lions superstar has suffered a bad ankle injury and will not be named Wales’ team to face the Springboks.
Potential replacement Leigh Halfpenny has a huge amount of international experience, having been capped 84 times by Wales and four times by the British and Irish Lions – winning player of the series honours when they beat Australia in 2013.
Versatile back Owen Lane of Cardiff is also available if needed, having been called into the squad when back-row man Josh Navidi was ruled out – due to fitness doubts over centres Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes.